May 2022 Issue

IEEE India Council Announcements

Managing Your Finance in 20’s | IEEE IC SCT

Event Details:

CA Shubham Maloo began the seminar by extending a hearty welcome to all the attendees.  The theme of the session is “Managing Finance in Your Twenties. ” Investment Opportunities, Entrepreneurial Skills, and Financial Literacy are among the subjects discussed in the program.  Then he went through the investment secret: compound interest is quicker than simple interest.  He began teaching about Investing Ideas, which are divided into three categories: assessing current financial conditions, setting financial goals, and budgeting for goal achievement.  Debt, equity, and real assets are all viable investment possibilities.  Equity is a high-risk investment with tremendous growth potential, yet it will quadruple your money in a year.  There are three categories of equity investments: equity shares, ETFs, and Equity Oriented Mutual Funds.  Provident Fund, National Pension Scheme, and Equity Linked Saving Scheme are some tax-saving investments (ELSS).  Continuing from the previous topics, he discussed the criterion for picking a financial support (Cost, Return, Lock-in and Taxes).  Shubham Maloo answers questions from various attendees during the questioning session.  Mohammed Khalid gives the vote of thanks, which brings the session to a close.  He thanked the speaker of the session and all the participants who gathered in the webinar session.

Participants: 110

Key Takeaways:

According to the event’s takeaways, CA Shubham Maloo provided the attendees with a variety of investment ideas and plans to help them arrange their finances as students. He went through the investment that has the potential for development as well as the risk considerations. Entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy were also highlighted.

MOVE Outreach India Program

Humanitarian activities have attracted many volunteers in India and same is the case with MOVE Outreach India program. Against the call for volunteers, around 600 volunteers have responded and another 100 active volunteers from last year are also added to the team. The induction program was held on 23rd April,2022. Six functional teams are formed, and they are lead by very senior professionals.

Technology Team: Prof. Surya Durbha, IIT Bombay
Operations Team: Mr. M. C. Jayakrishnan, CEO, InApp, Kerala
Educational Team: Dr. Mousiki Kar, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
Sponsorship Team: Dr. Madhumita, Director, CMSDS, DRDO, Kolkata
Marketing Team: Mr. Arun Tanksali, CTO, Nearex, Bangalore
Partner Relations Team: Mr. Jayakrishnan, Divakaran, VP Engineering, VNJ Systems, Bangalore

The Project Director is Ms. Sadhana Attawar, Director, Visvesvaraya Technological Museum. The overall leadership is by Dr. Suresh Nair, Chair, IEEE India Council and CEO of Design Alpha. The team is advised and guided by Ms. Mary Ellen, Mr. Deepak Mathur, R10 Director and Mr. Amarnath Raja. The whole team meets on first Saturday of every month to discuss the progress. Internal meetings of leaders happen almost every day through electronic media. A partnership brochure, slide deck were prepared and  the web site is active. Sponsorship  activities are undertaken by the team and exploring possibilities of getting truck as well as equipment from various institutes. Under the STEM program, discussions have progressed to signing soon of MOU with Atal Innovation Labs, Government of India, who has got excellent reach and labs across the country. As part of training, talks were conducted such as “The whole of Society approach for Disaster risk management” by Dr. Ranjit Chatterjee, Kyoto University Japan, “Risk to resilience: A journey for Urban India” by Dr. Mahua Mukherjee, IIT Roorkee.

IEEE INDICON 2022

24-26 November 2022, at Cochin University of Science and Technology

Theme: Transformation of future through interdisciplinary research and smart technologies

The 19th edition of IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON2022) is organized by IEEE Kerala Section at Kochi.

Call for papers:

Original unpublished research and technical papers that demonstrate contemporary research are invited from authors across the globe in the following tracks. The scope of the conference includes but not limited to the following broad domains:

  • Next Generation Computing & Applications
  • Emerging Technologies for Secure Computing
  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Power & Energy Systems
  • Antenna system technologies for next Gen communications
  • Electronic Systems and Smart technologies
  • Advance Photonics technologies
  • Engineering in Medicine, Biology, and eHealth
  • Technology Enhanced Learning in Engineering Education

Paper submission:

Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximum 6 pages) in standard IEEE format for review. All accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication.

Paper Submission close: 15 June 2022. Details available at : www.indicon2022.org

Contact:

For Paper Submission related queries: [email protected]

For General and Sponsorship related queries: [email protected]

Call for Participation | IEEE VoLT 2022

Announcing the 2022 Volunteer Leadership Training Program

The VoLT Program invites volunteers who have a desire to continue growing as IEEE volunteers and lead their local units to complete the program’s prerequisite courses, and apply for the program. To date, over 430 volunteers representing all ten IEEE Regions, and over 150 Sections, have graduated from the VoLT Program. As a testament to its success, graduates are taking positions of leadership with their local operational units and beyond.

Prerequisite Courses & Other Requirements
To be considered for the program, candidates are required to complete the eight prerequisite courses that cover the core organizational units of IEEE and provide foundational knowledge of the organization. Log into the https://ieee-elearning.org/CLE/ to access the courses.

Application & Key Dates
Applications will be accepted from 1 June 2022 through 30 July 2022.

Section Events

Branch Councilors Meet-2

Event Details:

  1. To bring new ideas and objectives to IEEE Student branches.
  2. To help other student branches in bringing more students into the action of leaping technology forward.
  3. To spread knowledge about the benefits of joining IEEE.
  4. Networking between student Branches.
  5. Provide Information regarding section activities to enhance student membership.
  6. Doubt clearing and guidance to enhance IEEE Brand value in institutions.
  7. Planning regarding new initiatives to be taken by section effective for the student community.
  8. Launch of Hope Digital newsletter from the section.
  9. Announcing the list of students getting scholarship support from the section.

Participants: 100

Key Takeaways:

  1. The session mainly helped students and counselors understand IEEE and its benefits.
  2. The session shed insights on many industry and IEEE related queries.
  3. This session also helped in building a strong network between student branches.
  4. The key takeaway was to bring more creative ideas on to the table in near future.

Learning Latitudes Webinar Series - Industry Relations Committee initiative

Event Details:

  1. Amol helped the participants in bringing the understanding of Digitization and Digital Transformation. With industry examples including Role of technology & contextual knowledge in Digital Transformation. Traits driving Digital Transformation engagements for most of the IT Companies.
  2. Vinay Tyagi took them through the concept of Advanced Driver Assistance System in the Automotive World, that the world is shrinking and that’s because travel times have reduced. This has been made possible by innovation in Automotive industry. Automobiles today move faster and for longer distances which means that they shall be more comfortable and definitely safer.
  3. Nehal Singh took us through a journey of research in the medical biotechnology field. She took us to how until now finance was driving science in the biopharma industry instead of science driving the finance decisions took us through biopharma industry.
  4. Mr. Prashant Mishra took us through Health Care Industry from the lenses of Cloud technology. According to a recent study, the Healthcare industry stands to save over $60 billion in the long-term by making the right technological investments today.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Business models are changing the expectation of IT Industry customers are changing for IT Consulting companies now where they are looking for solutions which are not bound to simplify the process or automation of repeat work but the overall transformation that needs to be brought in to increase revenue, market share, profitability, brand value etc.
  2. Newer business models of ride sharing, driverless cars for delivery mean the field is wide open for further exploration and ideas.

IEEE Bombay Section EXECOM Induction Meet

Event Details:

  1. To provide an in-depth knowledge on the IEEE Bombay section’s legacies. The guest speaker also gave an overview of the first EXECOM and the history of the Bombay Section.
  2. Providing details of the Section’s structure, including the EXECOM committee, various activities, and chapters and discussion based on section policy, annual meetings, and key section events.
  3. Demonstration of various vTools and described constraints required for them.
  4. Address on how the budget for any event should be planned and discussion over various budget components.

Participants: 23 section members and 3 life members

Key Takeaways:

  1. This meet is a step towards providing an exposure about the history of the very first ExCom to the member body.
  2. It will also develop the application skills of the included audience.
  3. Execution of budget related tasks will now become smoother and easier to carry forward.

HBOT ENRICHING HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Objective:

To review the evidence concerning indication benefits and nursing elements associated with the HBOT. The event further discussed the condition in which HBOT has been approved. Additionally, Dr Paul G Harch outlined the findings of the study which has been approved.

Abstract:

The Oxygen Revolution, Dr. Paul G. Harch expresses that Wounds in the brain register as areas of low blood flow and low oxygenation, which cause decreased neurological function. Most commonly, this decreased neurological function leads to the premature aging diagnosis we call dementia. Dr. Harch terms HBOT a “generic drug for repair of brain wounds.” The stereotypic chronic, the brain wound typically responds well to low pressures of hyperbaric oxygen treatments. What Drs. Neubauer, Harch, and others have shown in the past 30 years is that these premature aging wounds can be repaired for improvement neurologically, cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally. Repairing these chronic wounds is considered by many to be a reversal of premature aging by use of HBOT, aiding in prolonging longevity and an enhanced quality of life. Considering that it delivers a natural substance which helps our body repair itself and has many significant medical benefits, including mending our DNA, it is easy to see why a growing population is utilizing hyperbaric oxygen as an anti-aging therapy.

Participants: 50+

Key Takeaways:
The main takeaway of the event was the participants were informed about the HBOT drug, which is a painless, relaxing, and non-invasive treatment for a variety of medical conditions, as well as its management, which is associated with both acute and long-term mitigating effects.

Know Your PC 2.0

Event Details:
The event began with a welcome speech, and one of the speakers, Divya Shah, began the session on a good note by presenting an introduction to the computer system and some basic hardware, as well as suggesting what is required to build a good PC and sharing some basic information about primary and secondary memory chips. Then, Divyesh Patel imparted his in-depth expertise about BIOS, Boot System of OS, and other software’s linked to computer hardware. After that, Midhun Nair displayed every component of the computer live in the session, explained how each part of hardware works on the fundamental level of the hardware. The most interesting part of the event was the demonstration of the motherboard and cooling fans and how they worked. They taught how computer processors operate, as well as how the processor’s socket acts and how the CPU’s temperature is maintained. SATA cables and power generators are examples of CPU components. Finally, they build the PC live in the session so that students can also do it on their own. They also demonstrated a live motherboard of a PC and a laptop to distinguish between the two.

Participants: 38

Key Takeaways:
Overall, the event was interactive and full of curious questions. It was an insightful and skill-enhancing event. Students gained so much knowledge about hardware and how it works.

#2Day.com – National Technology Day

Event Details:

On behalf of National Technology Day IEEE Travancore Hub conducted a Quiz Competition. #2Day.com was a quiz competition conducted by IEEE Travancore Hub as a part of National Technology Day. The event aimed at testing the participants knowledge about the latest technologies around the world. The competition was conducted through Instagram where the questions for the participants were shared through Instagram stories. Total of 9 questions were shared for which we received an overwhelming response from participants.

Participants: 64

Key Takeaways:

The event had a positive impact on the participants. They were able to extend their imagination and writing skills and made good use of it. The participants gave wonderful feedback after the event.

Circuit Design Contest ELEKTRON, under Techno-Management Fest Kritanj-2022

Event Details:

The circuit design contest ELEKTRON under Techno-Management Festival was organized by IEEE CAS Student Branch Chapter, Narula Institute of Technology in association with IEEE CASS Kolkata Chapter and Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India on 5th & 6th May, 2022 at Narula Institute of Technology. ELEKTRON was conducted in two categories: PRO and LITE. LITE was for 1st year students only. PRO was for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of Undergraduate Level. Both the categories contained three rounds.

For LITE, a total of 57 teams participated. 36 out of 57 teams went to the second round and 9 out of them went to the final. The team solving the riddle in the least time won the LITE category. For PRO, a total of 26 teams participated, of which 20 went to the second round and finally 8 teams were selected for the Final of which the team which solved the riddle fastest won the PRO division. 1st year ECE(B-Tech) students Santanu Panja and Abhijit Manna won the LITE division of ELEKTRON while the PRO division were won by, Sudipa Sadhukhan and Sayandip Kamar, (B-Tech), 2nd year, all from Narula Institute of Technology.

Participants: 83

Key Takeaways:

Through the event following outcomes have been achieved.

  • Enhancement of circuit design skill of participants
  • Enhancement of skill of participants to work in a team
  • Enhancement of organizing skill of students
  • Enhancement of leadership skill of students in a team

Technical Lecture organized by IEEE CS Kolkata Chapter and CMATER, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

Event Details:

A Technical Lecture was jointly organized by IEEE CS Kolkata Chapter and CMATER, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University on 18th May, 2022 at 5:00PM in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. The eminent speaker of the event was Dr. Anup Kumar Halder, Assistant Professor (Research), Faculty of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland. The Topic of the Technical Lecture was “Beyond Biophysical Polymer Modelling: Application of Deep Learning on the Three-dimensional Structure of the Human Genome from DNA Sequences”.

A Total number of 25+ participants attended the session. All the participants were immensely benefitted by the lecture and interactive sessions held thereafter. The organizing members are highly grateful to the speaker for such a beneficial and knowledgeable session.

Participants: 25+

Key Takeaways:

Through the event following takeaways have been achieved.

  • A brief yet knowledgeable lecture regarding Biophysical Polymer Modelling was shared.
  • Application of Deep-Learning on 3-D structures of Human Genome was discussed.
  • A wider angle of research and development on Polymer Modelling has been opened through this Technical Lecture.

Sir J.C. Bose Milestone Lecture

Speaker: Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Host: IEEE Kolkata Section.

Topic:  Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Solutions.

Venue: Dr. Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Date and Time: Monday, May 02, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. 

Attendees: 133 participants (including 85 IEEE Members).

Event Details:   On May 02, 2022, from 5:00 p.m.  IEEE Kolkata Section organized “Sir J.C. Bose Milestone Lecture” at Dr. Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, the Director of Indian Statistical Institute, was the honorary speaker of this lecture session. The topic of her lecture was “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Solutions”. The event was attended by 133 participants, including 85 IEEE Members were present. The audience was immensely benefitted from the lecture.

The evening started with felicitation of Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay for being conferred Padmashri. This was followed by “Sir J.C. Bose Milestone Lecture”. The evening was concluded with a dinner at Mainland China, South City, Kolkata.

IEEE Madras YP - Professional Enhancement Connect with IEEE HKN President - Elect

Event Details:

  • The supremely envisioned event, YP Connect with IEEE HKN President embarked proficiently in offline mode on April 15, 2022.The program commenced with the eminent persons including,

    Mr. Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, President-Elect, IEEE HKN.
    Dr. N. Kumarappan, Chair, IEEE Madras Section.
    Dr. Venkatesh Kumar, Past Chair, IEEE Madras Young Professioanls.
    Mr. Aravindhan Anbazhagan, Chair, IEEE Madras Young Professionals.
    Mr. Ashvanth B, Treasurer, IEEE Madras Section.
  • The chief guest of the event is Mr. Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, gave an effective talk on various aspects of IEEE.
  • A Noteworthy Program came to an end and participants shared their Heartily feedback of the program

Participants: Eminent Persons of IEEE and IEEE Madras Section Young Professionals

Key Takeaways:

  • Networking is an excellent source of new perspectives and ideas. Everyone interacted with Young Professionals, and They cleared the Doubts of Young Innovators with Fabulous explanations. They got a lot of knowledge regarding Volunteering, IEEE Passion to profession, how to manage time with volunteering being a student member. That made a new experience for everyone and got a new network with all.

Powering a Sustainable Future with Current Technologies

Event Details:

On the occasion of IEEE PES Day 2022, IEEE RSCOE, Pune student branch organized an webinar on ‘Powering a Sustainable Future with Current Technologies’ on 7th May by Mr. Shriram K. Vasudevan.

The primary objective of this session was to shed light on several of Mr. Shriram’s efforts and how with his passion to take up challenging tasks, he authored and co-authored 42 books for reputed publishers across the globe, 131 research papers in revered international journals and 33 papers in international/national conferences.

Through one of his projects, ‘Determine the quality of water in rivers at various locations’ which was entirely built from discarded materials, the audience got an excellent example of recycling combined with creativity.

Participants: 27

Key Takeaways:
Towards the end he urged everyone to contribute to a sustainable future by applying their knowledge and most importantly, new technologies. During the questionnaire round, he explained additional advantages of using the recent and trending advancements for the better of our environment.

Volunteer Experience-Sharing

Featuring -Kripa Kundaliya (IEEE Gujarat Section)

Early on while pursuing my undergraduate degree, I used to attend most of the IEEE events being conducted in my college as a guest. Those events have always been inspiring in terms of what technical advancements have we witnessed and further bringing in a sense of continuous growth for humanity. Along with that, it offered an awesome set of connections with intellectuals from those events. Also, I loved the idea of IEEE WIE to promote women around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering and science, as I have been observing lower interests of women in technological fields in my surroundings.

Explore more about Kripa Kundaliya! 

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Nomination and Awards

Call for Nominations: 2023 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2023 MGA committee member and liaison positions. These include: 

MGA Committee Chair:

  • 2026 Sections Congress Committee Chair

MGA Committee Members

  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
    • Each Region Director appoints one member
  • MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
  • MGA Chapter Operations Support Committee
  • MGA Operations Manual Compliance Committee
  • MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
  • MGA IEEE.tv Advisory Committee
  • MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
  • IEEE Life Members Committee
  • MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
  • MGA Potentials Editorial Board
  • MGA Sections Congress Committee
  • MGA Strategic Planning Committee
  • MGA Student Activities Committee
  • MGA Training Committee
  • MGA vTools Committee
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
  • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

 

MGA appointments to other organizational unit boards/committees

  • IEEE Conferences Committee
  • IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB)
  • IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB)
  • IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee

Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced.  Self-nominations are encouraged.

The deadline to submit nominations is 1 August 2022.

Use the link below to access the nominations portal. Sign in with your IEEE account username and password. If you are on IEEE Awards page, go to “My Nominations” page located under the “Login” tab.

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Awards, Funding & Contest Activities in IEEE Region 10

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